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2019 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2019)

Students of our laboratory presented their research achievements at 2019 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2017) held in Quezon City, Philippines, from 19 to 21 Aug. Also, Prof. Miyanaga made a presentation as a proxy of Ms. Hay Mar Soe Naing, who was a JICA trainee in our laboratory. Next year’s ISMAC (ISMAC 2020) will be held in Ayutthaya from August 5th to 8th, 2020, which will be 3rd ISMAC in Ayutthaya.

  • Riku Takanashi, Tatsuya Nakagoshi, Noboru Hayasaka, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Hiroshi Tsutsui, “Voice Activity Detection Using Running Spectrum Analysis for Noise Robust Speech Recognition,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), Aug. 2019.
  • Jiayue Tang, Yu Tian, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Robust Isolated Speech Recognition for Keyword Detection System Using Hidden Markov Model,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), Aug. 2019.
  • Yu Tian, Jiayue Tang, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Improvement on Children Speech Recognition under Low Signal-to-Noise Ratio Environment,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), Aug. 2019.
  • Hay Mar Soe Naing, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, Risanuri Hidayat, Bondhan Winduratna, “Filterbank Analysis of MFCC Feature Extraction in Robust Children Speech Recognition,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), Aug. 2019.
  • Sovann Chen, Supavadee Aramvith, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Encoder Control Enhancement in HEVC Based on R-Lambda Coefficient Distribution,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), Aug. 2019.

2018 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2018)

In the last year’s ISMAC 2018, Assoc. Prof. Matteo Convertino made the following keynote speech.

  • Matteo Convertino, “Optimal Information Networks: from Data Analysis to Design of Complex Systems,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), Aug. 2018.
    Students made the following presentations.

  • Yu Tian, Jiayue Tang, Xiaonan Jiang, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Robust Children Isolated Speech Recognition System Using RSA and RSF,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), pp. 113-116, Aug. 2018.
  • Jiayue Tang, Yu Tian, Xiaonan Jiang, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Keyword Detection Using F0-VAD in Robust Isolated Phase Recognition System,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), pp. 121-124, Aug. 2018.
  • Yunako Katagishi, So Tsuyuguchi, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “An Evaluation of Entropy Coding Approaches in Block-Based Adaptive Lossless Image Coding Method for Embedded Systems,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), Aug. 2018.

Also, Prof. Negin Shariati (UTS) who were visiting Hokkaido University made a presentation named “Highly Sensitive Rectifiers for Ambient RF Energy Harvesting.”

2017 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers

Mr. Watanabe presented his paper at 2017 Joint Convention, the Hokkaido Chapters of the Institutes of Electrical and Information Engineers, which was held at Future University Hakodate on Oct 28th-28th. In this paper, we presented an implementation approach to avoid memory conflicts of parallel processing to realize high throughput LDPC decoding.

  • Taishi Watanabe, Takahiro Ikeshita, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Takashi Imagawa, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “A Design of High-Throughput LDPC Min-Sum Decoder Using Parallelization,” Joint Conference of Electrical, Electronics and Information Engineers in Hokkaido, pp. 102-103, Oct. 2017 (in Japanese).

A student exchange meeting was held during this convention. Students of each university made presentations about their university, research activity, and student activity. Mr. Watanabe who is the member of IEEE student branch at Hokkaido university introduced the activity of the student branch.

IEICE Hokkaido Section Special Workshop, Trend of Communication Technology and Future Prospect

On Oct 20, IEICE Chugoku Section Special Workshop was held at Muroran Institute of Technology. The workshop topic is Trend of Communication Technology and Future Prospect, where Associate Professor Tsutsui gave a lecture.

2017 International Workshop on Smart Info-Media Systems in Asia (SISA 2017)

In 2017 International Workshop on Smart Info-Media Systems in Asia (SISA 2017) held at Kyushu Institute of Information Sciences, Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan, Prof. Yoshikazu Miyanaga gave one of keynote speeches. In the workshop, Ms. Myat Hsu Aung and Mr. Xiaonan Jiang presented our research achievements. The next SISA, SISA 2018, will be held at Inner Mongolia University of Technology, China, on Sep. 5 to 7, 2018.

  • Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “A Communication ROBOT with Noise Robust Speech Recognition,” International Workshop on Smart Info-Media Systems in Asia (SISA), Sep. 2017. [Keynote Speech]
  • Xiaonan Jiang, Tatsuya Nakagoshi, Noboru Hayasaka, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “An Evaluation of Phrase Rejection Using K-means Clustering for Robust Speech Recognition,” Proceedings of International Workshop on Smart Info-Media Systems in Asia (SISA), pp. 154-157, Sep. 2017.
  • Myat Hsu Aung, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “An Accuracy Evaluation of WiFi Based Indoor Positioning System Using Estimated Reference Locations,” Proceedings of International Workshop on Smart Info-Media Systems in Asia (SISA), pp. 321-326, Sep. 2017.

2017 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2017)

Mr. Miyazaki, Mr. Yamada, Mr. Tsuyuguchi, and Mr. Nakagoshi presented their research achievements at 2017 International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC 2017) held in Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Thailand, from 23 to 25 Aug.

  • Yoshiyuki Miyazaki, Yasuhito Arakane, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Noise Robust Phrase Speech Recognition for Similar Words,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), pp. 135-138, Aug. 2017.
  • Kentaro Yamada, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “An Evaluation of Foreground Extraction Using Background Subtraction and GrabCut,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), pp. 27-30, Aug. 2017.
  • So Tsuyuguchi, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Low-Cost Adaptive Block-Based Lossless Compression Method for Memory Bandwidth Reduction,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), pp. 97-100, Aug. 2017.
  • Tatsuya Nakagoshi, Xiaonan Jiang, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “Robust Speech Recognition Using Low-pass Processing RSA in the Frequency Domain,” Proceedings of International Symposium on Multimedia and Communication Technology (ISMAC), pp. 139-142, Aug. 2017.

The 30th Workshop on Circuits and Systems

At the 30th Workshop on Circuits and Systems, which was held in May 10th to 11th at Kitakyushu International Conference Center, Mr. Kenta Sugiyama presented the following paper.

    • Kenta Sugiyama, Takashi Imagawa, Hiroshi Tsutsui, Yoshikazu Miyanaga, “An Evaluation of Atmospheric Light Estimation in Haze Removal Method Using Variational Model Based Transmission Map Estimation,” Proceedings of Workshop on Circuits and Systems, pp. 57-60, May. 2017 (in Japanese).

IEICE System and Signal Processing Subsociety Contribution Award (2017)

Assoc. Prof. Tsutsui received IEICE System and Signal Processing Subsociety Contribution Award for contribution as one of the Workshop on Circuits and Systems Directors. The ceremony was held at the banquet venue of the 30th Workshop on Circuits and Systems, which was held at RIHGA Royal Hotel Kokura, Kitakyushu.

IEICE Hokkaido Section & IEEE Sapporo Section Joint Technical Lectures | Dr. Ying He and Dr. Negin Shariati Moghadam from University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Technical lectures by Dr. Ying He and Dr. Negin Shariati Moghadam from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) were held on Feb. 13 and 14. The detailes can be found on IEICE Hokkaido Section’s web page (Dr. Ying He’s lecture on Feb. 13 and Dr. Negin Shariati Moghadam’s lecture on Feb. 14). These lectures are jointly supported by IEICE Hokkaido Section and IEEE Sapporo Section. On Feb. 13 after the lecture by Dr. Ying He, the following students made their presentations to introduce our research activities.

  • D3 George Mufungulwa
  • D2 Dabwitso Kasauka
  • D1 Myat Hsu Aung
  • M2 Licheng Rao
  • M2 Seijiro Imai
  • M2 Shingo Kokami

IEICE Chugoku Section Special Workshop, Next Generation Video Wireless Communication Systems

On Nov. 11, IEICE Chugoku Section Special Workshop was held Tottori University Tottori Campus. The workshop topic is next generation video wireless communication systems, where Prof. Miyanaga and Associate Professor Tsutsui gave lectures.